I like reading all the replies. It's kind of nice to hear other stories of not so nice teenager years. I do believe that every decision made has led me to today where I have two beautiful children that I wouldn't trade the world for. Though I don't worry about changing the past or hang on to every crappy thing I've done, if in this moment I'm being honest, and if I could still have my two kids, I have to say I would have done everything different.
My actions were shaped by my enviroment, but still they were my actions. I would have respected myself more, my family more, the people who tried to help me as well as the people who tried to hurt me. I deserved much more than I gave my self credit for and consequently I continued to put myself in embarrasing and sometimes painful situations.
Not that it was all awful, but the final outcomes where always sad. Lots of sex, skipping school, car trips (runing away
to (boring) far away places,not enough ART!
Oh, and I can't count the number of times I've gotten 'tipsy' and peed in public place.....I'm not sure I'd take those back